The USB-C Gigabit + Power Adapter connects a USB-C iPad to ethernet and to power. It uses a USB-C Charger as its power source.
It is ideal for use in iPad-based point of sale systems, kiosks or other 24/7 use cases where the iPad requires a dependable wired connection to a network and to power.
When connected to a USB-C iPad the Adapter is instantly recognized as a network connection. This network connection can be configured using the iOS Settings app.
This adapter supports USB-C iPads only. It is not compatible with an iPad that has a Lightning port.
Since this adapter can operate with or without being connected to a USB-C charger, power issues are very uncommon. If the adapter is connected to a USB-C charger yet the iPad is failing to maintain a charge:
The ethernet connection is configured using the iOS Settings app. Should you observe that the ethernet connection is not stable, consider changing the USB-C cables that you are using. Using poor quality USB-C cables or using USB-C cables with a total combined length of more than 2500mm could contribute to instability in the network connection.
Use the Settings app on your iPad. Once the Adapter is connected to an iPad or iPhone, “Ethernet” will appear in the Settings app in between WiFi and Bluetooth. Both DHCP and Static IP addresses are supported.
The USB-C Gigabit + Power Adapter has been designed for use with a USB-C iPad. Since it uses industry standard networking and charging interfaces it may support other devices (i.e. MacBook, Surface or Android tablet) when used with a suitable USB Power Delivery compliant USB-C Charger. We do not test with these other platforms and are not able to offer support regarding use of these other platforms.
The Gigabit + Power Adapter is a USB 3 to Ethernet Adapter. It provides bandwidth up to 750 Mbps when used with a USB-C iPad.
Not currently. Perhaps a future version of iOS will support this.
Yes. Each Adapter is programmed with a unique MAC address during the manufacturing process.
We assume that you will use the USB-C charger that came with the iPad. If for some reason you choose to use a different USB-C charger, the charger must comply with the USB Power Delivery specification and must provide at least 18W.
Yes. As shown on the label on the bottom of the Adapter, one USB-C port must only be used to connect to the iPad and the other USB-C port must only be used to connect to a USB-C charger.
Yes. In this case the Adapter will draw power from the iPad in order to operate.
The Adapter supports a 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connection. It is compatible with all ethernet hubs and switches. Or you may connect the Adapter directly to an ethernet port on a cable modem, PC or another ethernet device.
Yes. There is a power LED as well as LEDs to display network link status and network activity.
iOS 12.0.x or later.
The Adapter is 3.2″ x 1.75″ x .95″.